Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart & soul.
String Bone is the brain and soulchild of Canadian singer-songwriter Barry James Payne. Starting from the singularly fertile soils of Payne’s native Southwestern Ontario, String Bone takes audiences on a journey of landscapes and emotions to the hardscrabble coalmines and plains of Americana, with a detour to the lush green hills of the British Isles. Lovers of alt-country, blues, folk, pop, rock and other contemporary and traditional elements will all feel welcome on the String Bone wagon.
“...on his new album Love & Highways he’s managed to capture the often elusive mysterious country/roots music vibe that’s been mined to great effect by T Bone Burnett...”
— Rod Nicholson, Scene Magazine (Canada)